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    Default Unaccounted airmen and airwoman - 7-3-1941

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 John W. BEASLEY - 1115130 - killed on active service;
    F/Lt Francis J. DAVIS - DFC - 81458 - not found Flight archives, and
    Acw2 Betty WRIGHT - 897565.

    Proposed aircraft loss:

    Master I - T8570 - 5 FTS - overshot landing at night Driffield.
    (Already as a casualty on T8570: LAC [Pilot u/t] J.S. COOGAN - RAF [from Australia] - 1252908.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Default Districts.

    I can find Wright and Beasley registered in Manchester, Coogan in Buckrose but can't seem to see anything for Davies.

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    Default Flight and registers.

    Beaseley, Wright and Coogan are all Killed on Active service in an April addition of Flight

    Search for J. Coogan

    Davies is on May 1941 edition, died on active service.

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    Davies was Gazetted


    ADMINISTRATIVE AND SPECIAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities as Pilot Officers on probation:—
    The undermentioned are granted commissions
    for the duration of hostilities as Pilot
    Officers on probation:—
    Francis James Davies DFC

    He had his DFC then and he is not llisted as having a rank prior to commishion.

    there is an F J Davies DFC who resigned his commishion in 1919 from the RFC?? Might they be the same person?

    19 Sep 1918
    Lieut. (T./Capt.) FRANCIS JAMES DAVIES.—During recent operations this
    officer has accounted for five enemy aeroplanes. Bold in attack and skilful in
    manoeuvre, he is a valuable airman who sets a fine example to all.
    Dennis Burke
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    Coogan was the only casualty from T8570.

    March 7th 1941, “Master T8570 crashed during night flying, resulting in the death of 1252908 LAC J.S. Coogan.”

    I don't have anything on the others.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks friends for all this worthwhile info; much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    The Evenin Express of 21 March 1941 states with a picture that she was killed as a result of enemy action. She was killed at RAF Bowlee.
    See http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....owlee-11014798

    I have her picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    Davies was Gazetted


    ADMINISTRATIVE AND SPECIAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions for the duration of hostilities as Pilot Officers on probation:—
    The undermentioned are granted commissions
    for the duration of hostilities as Pilot
    Officers on probation:—
    Francis James Davies DFC

    He had his DFC then and he is not llisted as having a rank prior to commishion.

    there is an F J Davies DFC who resigned his commishion in 1919 from the RFC?? Might they be the same person?

    19 Sep 1918
    Lieut. (T./Capt.) FRANCIS JAMES DAVIES.—During recent operations this
    officer has accounted for five enemy aeroplanes. Bold in attack and skilful in
    manoeuvre, he is a valuable airman who sets a fine example to all.
    Hello,

    Re: Francis James DAVIES DFC:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_James_Davies

    No doubt - the same man.

    Col.

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    Hello

    AC2 John W. BEASLEY - 1115130 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Bowlee, near Manchester.

    Acw2 Betty WRIGHT - 897565 - the Liverpool Evening Express of March 21st 1941 reported that she died "as the result of enemy action."

    Regards

    Simon

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Paul Duncan Rowland 552173, attached to RAF Halton, was admitted PMH Halton on 23 February, becoming dangerously ill on 27 February where he died of meningitis with his father, Mr. H.D. Rowland, of Hayling Island at his bedside

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